Birth of the D.S. - Chapter 723: 723. Precise
Their bodies were strong and suited their large sizes, but they didn’t excel in melee battles. Instead, their signature move was the powerful suction force generated by their lungs.
That feature earned them the name “Lazy” since their hunting habits saw them laying at the bottom of the sea and relying on their innate ability to capture prey.
‘There is a whole pack there with two specimens in the fifth rank.’ Noah thought as his mental waves spread through the sea.
His mind could see how more than thirty giant figures rested on the sandy seabed with their mouths open. Most of them were creatures in the third rank, but there were five of them in the fourth rank together with the two rank 5 leaders.
‘One in the middle tier, and one in the lower tier. Perfect.’ Noah thought as he retracted his consciousness. ‘It might be troublesome nearing them though.’
Giant whirlpools formed from the open mouths of the Lazy whales and created dense currents able to trap any being that touched them. The currents would then drag those unfortunate creatures directly in their stomach.
That innate ability was particularly potent at those depths since the whales could make use of the water to increase the density of their currents. Such a skill would inevitably be weaker in an environment without water, but Noah knew that he couldn’t find something perfect at his level.
Magical beasts of the darkness element weren’t as rare as cultivators with that aptitude, but he needed specimens in the fifth rank.
The Lazy whales were creatures that expressed their full power underwater, but even their weakened version was enough for him. Also, the strength of their massive bodies wasn’t affected by the environment, so he could use it with simple strategies.
“Keep the middle tier creature busy while I take care of the other beast in the fifth rank,” Noah said before shooting toward the pack of whales that were still unaware of the three powerful existences near them.
The Demons didn’t hesitate to follow Noah and unleash some of their abilities toward the pack. Noah attacked too, slashing with his sabers toward the creature in the lower tier of the fifth rank.
The area became messy as soon as the trio challenged the pack.
The whales noticed the attacks only when it was too late to do anything about them. A series of ice shards swept them and gave birth to white flowers that spread their coldness on the environment. The water around them began to vibrate too, and those tremors affected the normal functioning of their bodies.
Noah’s slashes landed on the creature in the lower tier, and the destruction carried by his individuality spread from the large cuts that they created on its body.
The weaker specimens died in a few seconds under the might of two spells with the power of the fifth rank, but the two powerful beings endured them.
Noah and the Demons saw the long whirlpools turning toward them as the two rank 5 beasts tilted their heads to redirect the suction force of their abilities on the assailants.
A sudden pressure appeared around them as the currents engulfed their bodies, but they were ready for that eventuality.
A small flower appeared on Flying Demon’s palm, and the water around him immediately froze when its coldness spread inside the whirlpool. Dreaming Demon closed her eyes, and the rotation of the currents slowed down under the influence of her mind.
As for Noah, he simply roared and accompanied his cry with a torrent of white flames.
Ice and flames reached for their open mouths, but the whales quickly closed them to stop their abilities and endure the attacks with their bodies. A layer of ice spread on the rostrum of the creature in the middle tier, and white flames burned the skin of the beasts in the lower tier.
The skin above their mouths broke and fell apart, but their muscles were barely affected.
Flighting underwater wasn’t a problem for heroic cultivators, and that environment wouldn’t weaken even their attacks. However, the Lazy whales were simply too big, and they would need abilities that had a large area of effect to suffer serious injuries.
Their size, coupled with the overall power of contained in their bodies, made their species quite troublesome to hunt, even if it lacked a potent offensive method.
“Let’s divide them now.” Noah transmitted as he shot toward the beast in the lower tier while slashing with his weapons and laying the saber-shaped runes on the battlefield.
The Demons followed his orders and diverted the attention of the whale in the middle tier on them.
Shockwaves spread next to Noah as the battle between the three powerful existences unfolded at his side. Yet, he knew that the elders would handle the beast, so he focused only on his opponent.
He had killed many rank 5 beasts by then, but the Lazy whales were particularly resilient and hard to take down without wasting most of their bodies. Also, Noah could express a rank 5 battle prowess, but his dantians wouldn’t last much if he used his full power.
The abilities that required less “Breath” were mental attacks that didn’t work well on magical beasts, so he had to rely on his spell, flames, and martial art.
After all, Noah wasn’t aiming to kill the creature, but to create a Blood companion, which required a bit of care.
Noah slashed and spat flames toward the whale, but the latter only reactivated its innate ability.
The offensive of the Lazy whales was limited, and they weren’t in the upper part of the food chain. They mostly hunted weaker beasts with their suction force, and that was enough to satisfy them due to their peaceful lifestyle.
Yet, their size made them difficult to kill, which was why other predators only took pieces of their skins and muscles when they attacked them. Lazy whales in the fifth rank were more than seventy meters long and could easily endure wounds that would typically sever other creatures in two.
However, Noah wasn’t there to satisfy his hunger.
His figure darted everywhere around the body of the creature while releasing countless attacks. The water turned red as numerous injuries appeared on the defenseless beast and released blood in the environment, but Noah promptly stored it inside his space-ring and left it to its automaton.
Meanwhile, the saber-shaped runes all around it kept on absorbing the primary energy that Noah was creating with his offensive.
Noah decided to make use of the runes when they reached a power in the fifth rank, and they didn’t fail to pierce the thick layer of muscles that covered the internal organs of the beasts.
It took a while, but the whale eventually died under Noah’s patient and precise offensive.
His mind felt heavy after manipulating the runes for so long, but he managed to store the giant corpse of the whale without breaking its core nor losing its blood.